Every Woman's Life is a community-outreach program for uninsured and low-income women in Norfolk and Portsmouth that helps provide access to free:
- Breast and cervical screening exams
- Pelvic exams
- Pap tests
Access to these screening exams and services offers early detection, improves treatment options, and greatly increases survival rates.
Every Woman's Life is a CDC-funded program, whose grants are allocated through state health departments. In Virginia, the EVMS program was one of two pilot programs launched in 1997. Their success gave rise to 30 provider sites across the state. The EVMS program has become one of Virginia's largest. As of June 2019, more than 14,000 women have had mammogram and pap screenings through this program over the last 22 years, with 2.5 percent of those women treated for breast or cervical cancers found through the screenings.
To be eligible for the Every Woman's Life Program, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a resident of Norfolk or Portsmouth
- Have no health insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare
- Note: More adults are now eligible for Medicaid due to Virginia's new health coverage for adults. Please check with Cover Virginia to determine whether you are eligible for Medicaid before scheduling an appointment.
- Be between age 18-64
- Patients between 18-39 years of age must have a breast or cervical issue to be screened.
- Meet income requirements (see table below)
|Number in Family||Gross Yearly Salary|
|For each additional person, add:||$11,050|